Could a former major league pitcher and third-party candidate for Vermont governor force the Legislature to choose the state’s next governor? Today’s race between the Republican and Democrat is so close that some wonder if either can obtain the required 50 percent for a clear win.
Entergy Nuclear announced this morning it has reached a deal to sell the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, which closed in 2014, to a company that specializes in decommissioning industrial and nuclear plants.
In May, New York state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced that she would retire from the 115th district seat. The two individuals seeking to replace her in the multi-county district are from Franklin County.
The city of Burlington is showcasing its technology sector this week. It’s a concerted effort to update the region’s image and call attention to Burlington’s position as one of the top 100 locations in the nation for tech business startups.
Phil Scott served five terms in the Vermont Senate before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010. The Republican is now seeking the state’s top office. The businessman and race car driver has been campaigning for a year. When his campaign began, some thought his popularity combined with the state’s tradition of flipping parties when an incumbent governor leaves office provided Scott with the overwhelming advantage. Instead, he faced a primary and a strong challenge from Democrats. Now, as Election Day looms, Scott says the goal of his campaign is making Vermont more affordable.
Two years ago, voters in New York’s 21st district elected the youngest woman to Congress in history. It was a three-way race between neophytes. Now the Republican incumbent is once again in a three-way race, facing one of her former opponents.
Vermont’s Patrick Leahy is the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. First elected in 1974 he was the first Democrat the state ever sent to the Senate. Now seeking his 8th term Leahy is being challenged by a Republican who has never held elective office and three minor party candidates.
Vermont state officials have issued new energy planning standards that invite regional and town planners to say whether they're willing to welcome large-scale wind energy projects. But 'No' is not an acceptable answer.
New York’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils are presenting their 2016 proposals to the Strategic Implementation Assessment Team this week. It’s the first part of the process that will lead to $750 million in development grants being awarded across the state.
New dairy import policies being considered by Canada has prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to write the Canadian premier highlighting the negative impact on both countries if Canada implements a National Ingredient Strategy.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and state Health Commissioner Harry Chen recently announced proposed changes to the Health Department’s rules that would severely restrict the prescribing of opioids for pain. Much of the outgoing governor’s tenure has been devoted to countering the heroin and opioid crisis.
There are six questions on the city of Burlington’s ballot in November. Mayor Miro Weinberger and key environmentalists met recently to urge voters to pass four of the questions related to the development proposal for the downtown core.
Plattsburgh has been chosen to host the world’s first industrial scale high-technology manufacturing plant for titanium aerospace components. The head of Norsk Titanium met with business leaders from the region Monday to talk about the state-of-the-art technology and the $1 billion investment in a new manufacturing plant and training facility at the old Clinton County Airport.